Times Colonist: Capital region's unemployment rate drops again as recovery continues


Ken Peacock, chief economist and vice president of the Business Council of B.C., told the Times Colonist that even though the survey was carried out Nov. 8-14, prior to the latest B.C. restrictions being announced, the unemployment numbers will be “pretty close” to the actual figure. More recent public-health orders are more oriented to household gatherings and amateur sporting activities, he said.

On the positive side, job numbers in B.C. have been fairly healthy in public administration, health care, manufacturing and the resource sector, especially oil and gas, and in agriculture, he said.

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